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Pay attention when you read about the heart in God’s Word. It will provide tremendous insight into helping you accomplish everything God’s has purposed for you. There is so much wisdom in so few words here. It blows me away!
There is something to the idea of keeping His Word in places that we will see over and over again… constantly reminding of us the way of righteousness. I’m thinking if I got a tattoo, it would be of a large tablet with Mercy & Truth over my heart. I would then see that every day… and as they say… Get Wisdom Every Day! See what I did there. Ha!
Simple. Obey God’s Word here and you’ll find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Next action… Write down what do you think will happen if you do not obey God’s Word here?
I think if I don’t follow through with God’s command here… I won’t find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man… Simple.
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I found a virtuous wife! I agree her worth is far above rubies! When I was single there were many times, for many years, that I prayed for my Proverbs 31 wife. I wasn’t simply praying to find her but praying for her… even before I knew who she was. One thing I knew for sure is that I trusted God and His timing. His timing was perfect! Babe, I love you! Many daughters have done well… but you excel them all!
Today’s action idea is paying this verse forward to someone you care about. I know many of you are not married so this doesn’t just apply to those of us who are. Verse 29 is giving a kind and encouraging word to all of us. This is how God desires us to live. Make virtuous decisions today!
Two things I request of You (Deprive me not before I die):
Remove falsehood and lies far from me;
Give me neither poverty nor riches — Feed me with the food allotted to me;
Lest I be full and deny You, And say, “Who is the LORD?”
Or lest I be poor and steal, And profane the name of my God.
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There is tremendous value in knowing and understanding the areas we are most vulnerable to making immoral decisions. Please don’t undervalue the importance of getting to know yourself and what makes you tick. You are incredibly unique and no one else in the world is exactly like you. You have strengths and weaknesses that need to be identified and you then need to put yourself in a situation for victory. What fools do is they choose to play with fire in areas that they are weak and vulnerable. What fools do is rely on themselves and depend on their own understanding and not God’s understanding. Too much distance from God for any significant length of time and you’re setting yourself up for painful failure… interestingly, I find pain to be one of the main things that can drive many of us back to God.
Do some reflective thinking of your own about life to determine what life situations make you most at risk of distancing yourself from God. Ask God for His wisdom about your situation and do what He tells you to do.